ASSOCIATION (AsociaciÓn EspaÑola de QuiroprÁctica, AEQ)
The AEQ is the national association representing chiropractors in Spain. The AEQ was founded in 1986 and legalised the same year by the Ministry of the Interior with the approval of the Ministry of Health. It is a member of the European Chiropractors' Union (ECU) and the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC).
In October of 2007 a general assembly of members of the AEQ voted in the affirmative to support the further development of the Barcelona College of Chiropractic. Moreover on the 29th of May 2009, representatives from the AEQ and the Fundació Privada Quiropràctica signed a collaborative agreement wherein it was agreed that the two entities would work together toward the further development of the BCC.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
The Barcelona College of Chiropractic has signed a collaborative agreement with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), one of the most prestigious public universities in Spain. The UPF has gained international recognition for both teaching and research.
As part of this agreement, the Barcelona College of Chiropractic will deliver the majority of its classes on the UPF’s campus (idEC building located on Calle Balmes). Additionally the BCC’s students will attend the language programme, offered by the Programa d’Ensenyament de Idiomes (PEI or Programme of Teaching of Languages), which will be given on the Ciutadella campus of UPF. The agreement also opens the way towards the UPF being involved in the further development of the BCC’s final year of study.
Set up in 1993, idEC is the Universitat Pompeu Fabra’s institute of continuing education. It aims to develop continuing education and training programmes for professionals in close collaboration with the world of business. After having operated for many years, with a strong focus on quality and academic excellence, idEC has now developed a reputation for offering masters and postgraduate programmes that are well adapted to the educational needs of the business and professional worlds.
Universitat de Girona
The agreement with the Universitat de Girona (UdG) takes the form of a collaborative agreement related to the BCC’s use of the anatomical dissection rooms and other specialized laboratories. Additionally, practical classes for the BCC’s science subjects will be delivered with the assistance of appropriately trained UdG teaching staff. A second collaborative agreement with the UdG provides for BCC students and staff to have access to the UdG’s on-campus and on-line library facilities.
Friends of the BCC
ProChiropractic Europe is an international organisation of Pro-Chiropractic associations (PCA) in Europe with the purpose of promoting chiropractic in the country where the association is based.